The running game got a boost as former Chicago Bear Andy Livingston joined the New Orleans Saints and racked up 761 yards on 181 carries. Tony Baker came off the taxi squad and added 642 more (on 134 carries). Danny Abramowicz set a Saints team record 73 catches (a record that stood in the Saints books until 1978, when Tony Galbreath broke it) and 1015 yards. Billy Kilmer ranked 8th in the league in passing. His stats were 360 attempts-193 completions-2532 yards-20 tds and 17 interceptions.
In one of sports big moments, in the victory against the St.Louis Cardinals, Kilmer and Cardinal quarterback Charley Johnson combined for a total of 12 touchdown passes. Kilmer hit 6 of them and had 345 yards passing.
With the season ending 27-24 victory over Pittsburgh, the New Orleans Saints actually set an NFL record for an Expansion team winning record after 3 years with a total combined record of 12-29-1. Danny Abramociwz had 8 catches in the game to give him the NFL reception lead.
Hall of Fame Defensive legend Doug Atkins retired after a 17 year career. Opposing quarterbacks could now breath a little easier. Atkins made the Pro-Bowl along with Tom Dempsey, Tony Baker, Andy Livingston, Jake Kupp and the entire New Orleans Saints Coaching staff.